Canadian Manufacturing

L’Oréal Canada and Garnier to support frontline workers

Hand sanitizers will be donated to Canadian frontline healthcare professionals

May 8, 2020  by CM Staff

Garnier Canada has announced they will be producing units of hand sanitizing gels at their local certified carbon-free plant and will donate them to Canadian front line healthcare professionals. PHOTO: Garnier Canada

MONTREAL – Following the launch of its COVID-19 Solidarity Plan on March 17, 2020, L’Oréal Canada shifted the production of its Canadian plant, located in Montreal, to include the manufacturing of hand sanitizing (hydroalcoholic) gel.

Nearly 160,000 bottles of disinfectants have been given to healthcare professionals in Canada and more than $200,000 in cash donations and products were offered to hospitals.

Garnier Canada is a contributor to the L’Oréal Group’s Worldwide Coronavirus Solidarity Plan. In conjunction with L’Oréal Canada, Garnier announced on May 8 they will be producing units of hand sanitizing gels at their local certified carbon-free plant.

The Garnier hand sanitizing gel is made of 65% alcohol and kills bacteria and germs. The formula has been tested under dermatological control, is fragrance-free and contains glycerin to help with the drying effect of alcohol, according to Garnier.

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The company shared that each bottle of hand sanitizer will be 100% recyclable and made with 50% recycled materials.

Gel units produced locally will be donated to Canadian frontline healthcare professionals. Garnier Canada’s hand sanitizer gels will be available for purchase in drugstores and mass retailers as of May 11.

“During these uncertain times, it’s important for Garnier Canada to remain true to its core value,” said Ali Fakih, Garnier Canada general manager in a prepared statement. “In producing it locally at our Canadian carbon-free plant, we are launching a formula that is effective yet respectful to the environment. We believe this to be the beginning of a significant partnership with front line workers who are helping to protect us.”